Hamsters and Dehydration: Get Answers to the Critical Questions You May Have


If your hamster is not acting like its usual self, and you notice it doesn't seem to be drinking much, you may be worried about dehydration. Just like all animals, a hamster can become dehydrated if it does not get enough liquids. However, since hamsters are so small, dehydration can be a serious problem and set in quickly. Severe dehydration can set in within a few hours depending on the activity level of your hamster, with death being possible if it goes without water for a day or two.

18 April 2016

How To Keep Up-To-Date With Your Pet's Status After They Are Admitted To An Animal Hospital


If your pet needs to be admitted to an animal hospital for an emergency or routine procedure, it is important that you stay up-to-date about their progress and possible release date. This will allow you to prepare for their homecoming and can help ease your concerns about their health. Here are some tips for keeping in touch with the animal hospital after your pet has been admitted.  Know How Long Your Pet Will Stay at the Hospital 

8 April 2016

Steer Clear Of Strangles: Understanding Equine Distemper


Strangles (equine distemper) is a serious respiratory illness that can threaten the life of your horse. It is caused by a strain of strep bacteria known as streptococcus equi. Because it is highly contagious to other horses and spreads quickly, you need to learn to recognize the disease and practice basic prevention to keep infections from spreading during an outbreak.  Symptoms And Prognosis When the strangles illness sets in, it causes an overproduction of mucous in the respiratory tract, and the lymph nodes in the neck swell.

18 March 2016

5 Valentine's Day Hazards to Keep Away From Your Canine


For couples, Valentine's Day is a romantic time to celebrate your love for each other. During the celebration, it may be tempting to include your dog, but some precautions should be taken. While you can still have fun and celebrate the holiday, there are a lot of special Valentine's day treats that could leave your cainine at the vet clinic for the night. As you plan various festivities, keep the following five Valentine's Day hazards in mind.

26 January 2016

3 Alternative Health Treatments That Can Help With Your Pet's Pain, Illnesses, or Stress


Making sure that your dog or cat receives regular checkups and vaccinations at the veterinarian's office is absolutely important. However, if you're looking to reduce your pet's stress, minimize pain, or treat chronic illnesses, give these three alternative treatments a try. Acupuncture Acupuncture is starting to become a common sight at many veterinarians' offices. Acupuncture has to either be performed by a veterinarian or under a veterinarian's supervision, so talk to your vet to see if they offer an acupuncture program for pets.

30 July 2015